Era of European Exploration
French Explorer who shipwrecked on Matagorda Bay
Fort St. Louis
First French settlement in Texas
Gold,Glory and God
Reasons Spanish explorers chose to explore and colonzie the new world
Mapped the coastline of Texas in 1519
Catholic church helped them find gold in Texas
Reason the colonies failed
Indian attacks,diseases, lack of food
Corpus Christi de La Ysleta
First Texas mission
King Louis XIV
King of France who gave La Salle permission to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi.
African slave who was brought on the Narvaez expedition and later killed by Zuni natives.
general term for a Spanish explorer who searched for wealth and land in America
Commissioned to search for the seven cities of Cibola, but all he found was golden roof tops of adobe houses.
a settlement founded to spread Christianity to the peple of the area
a person who preyed on ships in the 1600 to steal all their valuables.